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Food-based dietary guidelines

Europe

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This section provides information about food-based dietary guidelines and food guides from the region of Europe.

In 2014, over 20 countries in the region reported having established national dietary guidelines for the general public, and a considerable number have also developed paediatric guidelines and educational materials for other age groups.

This section has been prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

We invite governments to send us their new or revised dietary guidelines and to notify updates on the information pertaining to their countries.

Institutional contacts

Albania

Ministry of Health 

Austria

Ministry of Health 

Belgium

Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Institute of Public Health of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Croatia

Ministry of Health 

Cyprus

Ministry of Health 

Denmark

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

Estonia

National Institute for Health Development

Finland

National Nutrition Council

Georgia

National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health

Germany

German Nutrition Society

Greece

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine - WHO Collaborating Center for Food and Nutrition Policies 

Hungary

National Institute for Food and Nutrition Science

Iceland

The Directorate of Health 

Israel

Nutrition Department, Ministry of Health

Italy

Research Centre on Food and Nutrition

Latvia

Ministry of Health 

Malta

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Parliamentary Secretariat for Health 

Netherlands

Netherlands Nutrition Centre 

Norway

Norwegian Directorate of Health

Poland

National Food and Nutrition Institute  

Portugal

The Faculty of Food Sciences and Nutrition of Porto University

Romania

National Food and Nutrition Committee, Ministry of Health

Spain

Spanish Agency For Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition

Switzerland

Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
Swiss Society for Nutrition  

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia

Turkey

Ministry of Health

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

National Health Service